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Timeline for the 2016 Parade

  • Initial Invitation
  • Initial invitations will be sent on August 25, 2015.
  • Each participant must be specifically invited to be part of the parade!  If you want to be part of the parade and do not have an invitation, please request one via
  • Invitees who accept our invitation must register by completing a Participant Information Sheet either by mail or on this website at the “Joining the Parade” section.
  • Acknowledgment
  • When a completed Participant Information Sheet is received, the Unit will be listed in the "Registered Units" section within 48 hours.
  • Informational Meetings
  • Orientation and Q&A for participating parade units.
  • Mondays:  January 11, 2016 & February 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Lee Center (1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria). Please advise us if you are planning to attend one of these meetings via
  • You may arrange for a special meeting at a different time and/or location by contacting the parade director via
  • These meetings are not required!
  • Late Registration
  • If your Participant Information Sheet is received after February 5, 2016 it will be considered a late registration.
  • We will always make every effort to accommodate everyone who wants to be part of the Parade, however...
    • You may have to pick up parade vehicle passes or other items that are normally sent by mail.
    • Your marching unit may not be published in general parade publicity or official information
    • Adequate Parade Patches and special (close-in) parking cannot be guaranteed.
  • Final Orders & Mailing
  • On February 6, 2016 the final Order of March will be made.
  • Orders will be posted to the "Order of March" section of this site (they will not be mailed).
  • All Vehicle and Parking Passes will be sent on this date.